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Is the specialized p street 2 really a dirt jumper?
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Posted: Sep 18, 2014 at 21:07 Quote
I bought a p street 2 online not knowing that it had gears and a front brake. I took off my front brake and made it single speed. So now it is like a traditional dirt jumper with just one brake and one gear. But every one says tha the frame is not a dirt jumper frame because the seat is really high and the frame doesn't even look like a dirt jumper. Does anyone have any pics or information on it besides specialized.com. Also is there anyway i can make the seat lower even tho its as low as it can go.

Posted: Sep 18, 2014 at 22:13 Quote
Yes it is. The seat tubes on the older models were longer than a lot of newer frames (stand over) so the seat would be higher than some could be even when slammed. It is not necessary to have the seat slammed Look at the old BMX racers like Pete Loncarevich or Greg Hill, even Chris Moller. Those guys had no problem jumping with their seats in a useable position.

What is most important is the shape of your seat, something nice and slim to fit between your legs. If you run it slammed your seat will be more between your knees making it easier to get around it. The higher you run your seat the more nuisance it may be with some width, even to the point of not letting the bike nose down and crashing.

The long and short of it however is the P2 was always a jumper frame.

Posted: Sep 18, 2014 at 22:14 Quote
tom1201 wrote:
Also is there anyway i can make the seat lower even tho its as low as it can go.

You may need to cut the seat post a bit.

Posted: Sep 19, 2014 at 8:32 Quote
tom1201 wrote:
I bought a p street 2 online not knowing that it had gears and a front brake. I took off my front brake and made it single speed. So now it is like a traditional dirt jumper with just one brake and one gear. But every one says tha the frame is not a dirt jumper frame because the seat is really high and the frame doesn't even look like a dirt jumper. Does anyone have any pics or information on it besides specialized.com. Also is there anyway i can make the seat lower even tho its as low as it can go.

It seems to me like a cross-over bike between DJ and casual/xc.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/2013-Specialized-P-Series-Bike-first-look.html

"Specialized P. Street

The P.Street, a new addition to the P.Series family of bikes for 2013, draws its inspiration from the dirt/park/street lifestyle that the P.Series represents, while offering the A-to-B practicality of a traditional geared mountain bike. No, it isn't intended as a pure street or park bike, but the entry level P.Street features disc brakes, a 31.8mm handlebar and stem combo, street-specific tires, a strong suspension fork, and a two-ring drivetrain with a bash guard that allow the bike to handle abuse while still remaining user friendly for getting around."


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https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=160954

Posted: Sep 21, 2014 at 5:24 Quote
The P-Street is not new, it was available years ago as a massive tank. It could (at the time be improved to a decent ride) and it was far from what that version is.

Posted: Sep 21, 2014 at 21:33 Quote
ricar wrote:
The P-Street is not new, it was available years ago as a massive tank. It could (at the time be improved to a decent ride) and it was far from what that version is.

Yeah. I think it's ridiculous that they re-used the name. I had the old P.Street for a while:

My 2005 Specialized P. Street and 2006 DK Xenia. (Also annoying that the Walmart DK's also re-use the "Xenia" name even though that bike is very different...


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Posted: Sep 22, 2014 at 16:39 Quote
cmc4130 wrote:
(Also annoying that the Walmart DK's also re-use the "Xenia" name even though that bike is very different (and crappy))

I was wondering about that.

Posted: Sep 23, 2014 at 15:04 Quote
IMO, yes & no. Will it jump and land, sure. The frame could be awesome but in my eyes all else fails. Should have been offered as a 1X? with a decent air fork for the upper model, then it'd may be a urban assault bike with some dj'n over the weekend. The geo looks similar to the ol' AM model.

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 18:14 Quote
speshiz wrote:
IMO, yes & no. Will it jump and land, sure. The frame could be awesome but in my eyes all else fails. Should have been offered as a 1X? with a decent air fork for the upper model, then it'd may be a urban assault bike with some dj'n over the weekend. The geo looks similar to the ol' AM model.

yeah, they should have at least put a quality chainguide on there.....

Posted: May 1, 2015 at 21:44 Quote
does any one know if the specialized p street 2 can be used in mountain trails?

Posted: May 2, 2015 at 13:44 Quote
kangarutano wrote:
does any one know if the specialized p street 2 can be used in mountain trails?

Sure, you could ride it.... but, that kind of prompts more questions.....

How rough and/or steep are these trails? Are you planning on really long rides? Do you already ride cross-country mtb? Do you jump?

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